Marrnyula Mununggurr

1964

Artist biography

Marrnyula Mununggurr is seen as an established contemporary artist. Marrnyula Mununggurr was born in 1964. Also born in 1964 and of this same generation are Seo Young Chung, Liselot Van Der Heijden, Andrzej Franaszek, Joe Concra, and Freelance Translator.

Further Biographical Context for Marrnyula Mununggurr

Born in 1964, Marrnyula Mununggurr's creative work was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Marrnyula Mununggurr

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